Knowing the differences between Lightroom and Photoshop will help you to pick the best image editor for any given project. In many cases it’s not a Lightroom v Photoshop decision – the two are designed to work seamlessly with each other.
You can process a photo in Lightroom and then press command E or control E to pass it over to Photoshop, where you can fine-tune it. Many photographers begin the editing process with Lightroom – because it excels at handling large amounts of photos – before moving on to Photoshop for more complex jobs.
What’s more, it can be more cost effective to pay for both apps as opposed to just one or the other. If you want to enjoy the benefits of both Photoshop and Lightroom – an options which suits many photographers – check out the combined Photography Plan.